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Nov 15, 2013 3:00am EST
health care because we are only 61 years old and not eligible for medicare for another four years. $18,000 a year for health care. we were told that part of the problem is the provisions in the law require us to choose a plan that has maternity benefits. how does this make sense for seniors to be forced to buy coverage that does not apply to them? we agree that benefits should not be denied to peernling peopt it's not fair to be forced to buy coverage that doesn't even apply." mrs. fischer: i rise to speak on behalf of nearly 3,000 nebraskans who have contacted my office with their concerns about obamacare. their stories are, unfortunately, not unique. skyrocketing premiums and cancellation of plans, that they were promised that they could keep. curt from lincoln, nebraska, wrote to tell me he has seen his bluecross blueshield premium rise a shocking 300%. david, a father living in omaha, is face ago potential total increase of $16,000 a year for his family's coverage. $16,000. another constituent from bertrand, nebraska, will see his family's deductible more than double next year
CSPAN
Nov 6, 2013 9:00pm EST
. problems the set show soul security. medicare is facing trouble. new problems in medicare bug trend it -- drug benefit. those are headlines from the early part of this decade. major programs that have come below in terms of the social safety net in this country and health care security. while this is an excusable, it is a challenge that has been faced time and time when any program has been unveiled. i find it amazing that those that seek to ascribe blame have spent every waking hour of the last four years working to dismantle, destroy, obstruct, and impede the success of the affordable care act. they are concerned not about its failure, but about its success. what i hope we will focus on is how to succeed. i want to get a sense when those of us on the committee worked to put this together, we were under the assumption that state- controlled by republican legislatures or governors would put a higher premium on the love of state rights than their dislike of the president or some ideological political opposition. which is why we are seeing far better success in states that have establish
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2013 9:00am EST
could keep their medicare advantage plan. it was terminated. so they found another plan, much higher cost, much higher premium, much higher deductible. cynthia from la fee yet, indiana, i' i am i am-employed d purchase health care separately. i am a single parent with a child in high school. i was given -- my plan was canceled and i was given an estimate for a replacement plan almost double of what i'm paying today. mr. president, you have not kept your promises for seniors. you have not kept your promise to single working mothers. you have not kept your promise to families. you've not kept your promise to the people that i represent. how can americans trust that this government takeover will work if you can't keep your promises to the american people? a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from north dakota. h.o.v. in north dakotmr. hoevena we've got a lot of farmers and ranchers. thethey run a small business and they're being hit very hard by obamacare, like other small businesses across this country. a rancher contacted us. his name is wayne, and he ra
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2013 3:00pm EST
all other non- interest spending together from everything but the security and medicare defense. i want to make it clear that the steadiness of the share of the category maps different patterns among its components so that chart at the bottom of the page and this other category. owing to the expansion of insurance coverage through the affordable care act and rising health care costs per person. in contrast, nondefense discretionary spending in the budget control act. we show figures like these not to suggest that you should try to repeat the budget configurations of the past, but instead to help you and others understand which parts of the federal budget are expanding relative to the size of the economy and which ones are shrinking. there is no particular reason that outlays for social security and medicare need to be cut back to the historical average share of gdp when a larger share of the population is old enough to receive benefits from those programs. however, if the programs are not cut back, then we will need to collect a larger share of gdp in tax revenue relative to our hi
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2013 7:00pm EST
enrolling in a different medicare slang plan which will cost more. i wanted the senator to be aware that medicare clients are experiencing negative consequences from aca as well. since that time, by the way, after this experience. she has been able to find a plan that helps her avoid all six of her doctors including a five specialist in the primary care physician. here is the catch. the new plan? it's out of pocket costs are now going from $4 ,000 to $45 00 range. it's now going up to an expected $5,900. it was a tough decision for her to make. she ultimate decided to pay more money in order to keep seeing the doctors that have been treating her for the past four to six years. it's a real live story of a medicare advantage recipient in the country whose out of pocket costs are going up because of obamacare. it's wrong. it is unfair. it should not stand. i yield the floor. >> mr. president? >> senator from new hampshire. >> thank you, mr. president. i came to the floor yesterday to share so many stories i'm receiving from my constituents about them receiving cancellations for policie
CSPAN
Nov 19, 2013 2:00am EST
medicare. anyone over 65 is not meant to be entering the insurance programs for obamacare. but she did have a point that insurance companies in a lot of cases are the ones that are changing these plans. one thing that the white house is try to emphasize is that even prior to the affordable care act insurance companies were the ones making the also changes to people. a lot of these cancellations or not necessarily directly derived from his health law. i think that is the point, he's really try to hammer it home. host: here's your updated piece in "politico." from today. states divided over complying with obamacare fix. regulators are dressing to president obama's rescue after an attempt to fix a rising wave of canceled policies. tell us more. guest: when president obama announces fixed last week, he kicked the problem . insurance -- to insurance companies and state insurance regulators. what we have seen is state regulators, even if they want to comply with the president's wishes, they might be constrained because they have to do it quickly. they only have a few weeks to really get thei
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2013 2:00am EST
johnson signed medicare into law in 1965, it was estimated to cost $12 billion per by 1990. -- ectual price chart price tag was much higher. i could go to different dimensions like medicare, medicare is an medicare part b. we're going to look at a level of cost that ultimately is going to create a huge backlash in the country. we're going to have to find ways of reducing the burden on the people by and on our insisting on payments from people with higher incomes or assets and perhaps by raising the medicare eligibility age in the population that is living longer and longer. if you saw the old account today, the petite -- particularly among the elderly. they're totally opposed to anything like this. given the nature of our political system is hard to see anybody today in national office is going to take the lead on this thing in an effective way and make changes we all know we need. there are many programs that seek to change how dark is an hospitals are paid to keep these costs under control. on the theory that there should be a way of rewarding them for quality and efficiency. has be
CSPAN
Nov 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
affordable care the last health care reform was expansion of medicare to provide prescription jugs to senior citizens. d, it wasedicare part enacted during the book administration ended zero then -- during the bush administration and expanded assistance to the needy, increased marketplace choices. medicare part d has been a huge success and anyone who doubts it should think about the terrific hearing chairman nelson held in the aging committee a few weeks ago where democrats and republicans all made this a point. godsendram has been a to millions of seniors by offering lifesaving medicine and it has cost 30% less than the congressional budget office had addicted. but the medicare ascription drug -- prescription drug program did not start out so high. the first few months of that bedlam.was i went back and looked at the newspapers from that time. i will just describe a few of the headlines. in drug plan upset seniors," read one. "a wasteful disaster." become a blunders monster." about thelines medicare prescription drug program, democrats and republicans now, together, say are a suc
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2013 10:00am EST
people $.5 medicaid, spending trillion on new programs instead of making medicare solvent and encouraging employers to reduce their employees catch three hours. then having the irs fine americans for failing to sign up on a website that does not work. the president promised you can keep your health care, but the ofn cancels millions individual policies. for millions of others, employees are -- employers are dropping insurance programs. the new promise is, if you want health care, go find it. on a website that the administration says will not be working properly until the end of november, that is an unlock him christmas present. two weeks to shop for insurance by december 15 senate you are covered next year when obamacare outlaws your policy. the president put secretary sebelius in charge of this law. i have called on her to resign. ca couldhe internet, r tell you every day how many records elvis was selling, mcdonald's could tell you how many hamburgers were sold. , resident issa -- congressman issa posted notes are you are telling each other how many people are enrolling in o
CSPAN
Nov 19, 2013 9:00pm EST
when medicare was rolled out. and let me give you this. and the secretary later said that we actually have 800 family show up on a saturday morning and signed in with multiple attendees per family in nearly 300 people sent a follow up appointments after a navigator and we had 88 of the certified navigators they are and we don't know how many applications were completed because the numbers are being tallied in hhs and the regional office out of dallas. there are people who want to do it. if we have to do it by paper, we will do it. that's a frustration that we have. we want this work because there are millions in the country that need this. the majority in the house may not understand that. but in our district they do. and i don't know if you have a comment. >> i think that we take to heart the matter and i think that everyone working on this is absolutely serious about improving this experience because we know that in districts like yours, there are a number of people who need and want to enroll in use this benefit. so we are certainly working very hard to make that happen. >> without
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2013 8:30pm EST
the one pool. i have a different situation as a medicare person, not medicaid. my medicare has gone completely haywire. my deductible has increased. the amount of doctor care i get has been decreased and the supplemental plans like aarp is pushing -- have increased tenfold because of the obamacare regulations and minimum requirement. like she is trying to say of goods find and everybody needs to pay for pregnancy and everyone needs to pay for prostate cancer so it all works out. that is one payer system and it that is what the system wanted to force people into to make it such a mess that they will come back with the one payer system is the only real way to solve this issue, that is what they wanted in the first place. i don't understand. a health care person such as yourself who is on here what is kaiser stand to gain from this because they are showing cancellation policies. >> host: just to be clear highs or health news is a nonprofit news service independent from the kaiser family foundation. it's a foundation nonprofit nonpartisan health policy think-tank and the correspondents
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2013 4:30pm EST
they got to vote on it. >>> next come the testimony from the head of medicare. she appeared on capitol hill again this week to explain the problems with healthcare law rollout and the website. we join this hearing with opening statements from the ranking member, tennessee republican lamar alexander. this portion is just over two hours and 20 minutes. welcome. when i was in president bush's cabinet i used to testify before this committee in that seat and i used to think the senators deliberately put the chair download so they could be of high. so we welcome you. my late friend alex haley used to say lamar if instead of aay speech if you would tell a story someone might listen to you. ofa so here's a story. 16,000 tennesseans have insurance through covertenn. obamacare is countering their policies.en covertenn is an example of what president obama calls "bad apples" a plan that washington decides is a good enough for you. i recently heard from him than of those tennesseans whose polic policy will be canceled january 1. her name is emily. she is 39 and she has lupus you she told m
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2013 6:30pm EST
medicare services talking abouts the health care law. a senator from alaska wasn especially cogent in pointing out the difficulties and who differences between those twonai live in alaska and their inability to connect to theem services in the new health carel law. e if i remember correctly she sait only three have been able to drc enroll in pointed out the differences in time. i would like to spend a few minutes reflecting them whatthis happened this morning and what i said to the administration's witness., i begin by telling a story about 16,000 to alexian's who have insurance through something called cover tennessee. a low-cost coverage stateir program. obamacare is canceling a policy. the cover tennessee apparently is an example of what the president has called bad applesd an insurance plan that washington has decided is not enough for you. t i recently heard from one ofn those who policy will bee cancelled on january 1. her name is amelie. thirty-nine years of age. she lives in tennessee and toldt me, i cannot keep my current plan because it does not meet this the standards of co
CSPAN
Nov 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
workplace insurance and they're not medicare eligible and not a veteran. they want insurance, and often truggle with not only price increases at about 16% a year average but everyone is edically underwritten so any illness or disease could block you in the market in the first lace or put you in a pool that could sky rocket and lockout. the protections that the ha that e care act added to the individual market re the very ones that every worker in a small group plan enjoy or in a work site enjoy. locked out because of a preexisting condition. you must be offered the policy. are in a risk pool so your own disease profile doesn't determine your rates. that's really what is happening with that market. of the peep 50% are not in their policies for a year. a third are there for only six months. it is a very volatile and unprotected very marketplace for way too many folks. senator.you, mr. rockefeller. i have e secretary, watched you today and watched eviscerated over in the house. not for your resignation, your head but your resignation emanated from this panel. it all makes me want to just s
CSPAN
Nov 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
money on new programs instead of investing in medicare to make it more solvent, and encouraging employers to work to have their employees work 30 hours and set of 40. that is not the values system that i support. we have a different approach, which would say let's encourage competition, let's encourage choices, and let's try to make health care cheaper so people can actually afford it. but that is our fundamental difference. venner, you, ms. ta don't you know with the improvements with a website how many people are trying to sign up every day for obamacare, how many are succeeding, what their level of insurance that they are buying is, don't you actually know that now? information that we are putting together and we will have available next week. >> next week? >> mid november. >> you're going to release it once? why don't you release a daily? >> we have said long before the program went live that we would to its similar to how do medicaid, medicare. >> this is different, these are people making decisions, people who will lose their insurance starting january, that have to sign u
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2013 7:00pm EST
medicare together that was about 6% of gdp on average over the last four years. but it will be more than 8.5% of gdp by 2023 and the long-term outlook shows in 2038 it will be more than 11% of gdp. meanwhile defense spending shown in the bank of numbers is on track to be a shrinking share of gdp. all other noninterest spending taken together, everything but social security and medicare and defense will be roughly the same share of gdp in 2023 that was on average during the past 40 years and that it is today. i want to make it clear that the steadiness of this gdp share of the all other category masks a very different pattern among sub components. you can see it in the chart at the bottom of the page in this other category means tested health care programs are taking a growing share of gdp owing to the expansion of the insurance coverage the affordable care act and rising health care costs per person. in contrast non-defense discretionary spending is on track to be a sharply shrinking share of gdp owing in part to the caps for the budget control act. we show figures like these not to
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2013 8:00pm EST
problem and making employees contribute more on health care and pension made a big impact. medicare, medicare, social security and americans want more benefits of all kinds and they are willing to pay for. you talk about big, bold positive solutions being the answer -- are there big bold positive experiences that come to your experience at the state level for the different probl problems? >> they are different at the federal, state and local but they have the same tenants. the things you value the most would have been cut just as much as the things that don't have a high value. what we did was initiate reform. those were a part of it. and the biggest in the state were most of the school districts had to buy from one company. by pulling back on collective gardening, school districts can bid on health insurance and districts are saving tens of millions. and other changes beyond the fiscal leave are happening. at the federal level, it was more than half of the budget; aid to local government. so anything we did to balance the budget, besides massive cuts, required reforms in those area
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2013 6:00am EST
current system and that is simply let people buy into medicare for what it costs the government to supply medicare. what are the costs of government to supply medicare if you take the medicaid budget and divided by the number of people it is about $802 a month. that is a huge amount of money. if we put medicare on the exchanges and let people buy into it we could give people the same subsidy. it's sort of already set up to do that, and that would be a way of letting the private insurance companies who believe that the government is an efficient to compete and we will see what happens, so that is how i sort of settled at the conundrum in my own head. i think it would be a good thing to do. >> how do you feel your book will affect the medical world like everywhere across the world now? >> well, there is a whole percolating thing happening and it's not just in medicine because one of the things about my book is it's not just about medicine that people recognize it is about style. whether we are teachers or lawyers or how we live and what is a value to us. you don't need very much to b
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2013 6:00am EST
the appropriate medicare part b plan for them. so we're helping on that site also. -- part d. we were surprised how many young families were coming in. host of young families coming in, the children are already on medicaid and the coming in for care for themselves or other family members. so our successes and challenges, so what's working? the system is improving. the awareness level is increasing and good publicity, bad publicity made people aware of this is out there, the marketplace is open. so it's about more people in. most people are surprised when they come at how affordable it is. i think there's a preconceived notion by especially people who have sought some of the high-risk pools are people with chronic illness in the past have been unable to really afford it. but as with the d.c. exchange, there are trees prices and people are really surprised that it is affordable. we are doing a lot of advice in a committee. with a couple of organizations that do free and low-cost tax services, filing services for people of low income. so we're doing a lot of that. we are collaborati
CSPAN
Nov 20, 2013 6:00am EST
medicare or medicaid, the entitlement programs, is at its smallest level in my lifetime, probably since dwight eisenhower. we are not lavishly spending on a whole bunch of social programs out there. and in many ways, a lot of these programs have become more efficient and pretty effective. defense -- we spent a lot from 2001 to 2011, but generally, we are stabilizing, and the pentagon, working with me, have come up with plans that allow us to meet our security needs while still bringing down some of the costs of defense, particularly after having ended the war in iraq and on the brink of ending the war in afghanistan. so when we talk about our deficit and debt problems, it is almost entirely health care costs. you eliminate the delta -- the difference between what we spend on health care and what every other country -- advanced, industrialized nation spends on health care, and that's our long-rm debt. and if we're able to bend the cost curve, we help solve the problem. now, one way to do that is just to make health care cheaper overall. that's, i think, the best way to do it, and t
CSPAN
Nov 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
. those matters dealing with health care, for example. i wasn't here with medicare, but i remember how important it was because at the time that passed, i was the chairman of the board of trustees, an elected position, in nevada of the most extensive -- the biggest hospital district in nevada, lots of beds, lots of patients. so i remember the impact of medicare. but we also know that it didn't become popular overnight. there was a lot of criticism of it. most recently -- not nearly, not nearly as big as obamacare or medicare, but i was here when we passed under the leadership of president bush number 2 the medicare drug benefit. now, a number of us didn't like that. we thought it didn't go far enough and should have been done differently. but it passed this body and became the law of the land. it was difficult to get that up and running. but, mr. president, we did not come to the for that and say, get rid of this bill. we believed, as imperfect as it was, it was the beginning of building support for doing something about health care in america. so i wish that my republican colleagu
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2013 7:00pm EST
piece of that, were funding comes from, is out of medicare. you have seniors, especially in -- they areand the cognizant that that be a problem. you are taking money out of medicare and putting it into medicaid, that is an issue. andmembers are very capable cognizant of talking about alternatives that we may offer our patients. that doesn't do as much good to put that up on the floor in a comprehensive way. let's be honest, the senate will not take it out. when one party passes something exclusively, and denies the other party the opportunity to offer an amendment on the house floor, which occurred, then they embrace it. they have owned it and embrace it. it is not delivered. it is washed up and there is a lot of debris on the ground. i think it will be the defining issue of 2014. they have got to explain it. when the other major programs in america were created, they were almost always created a bipartisan votes. , her programs under reagan did those with tip o'neill in a bipartisan way. this was a conscious choice to lock us out. i remember thing henry waxman preconference and say
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2013 11:00pm EST
once before. it happened when president bush put in the medicare drug program for seniors, which was not as complicated but had the same problem with the rollout. it was a disaster. there were people that lost their prescriptions for their existing medicine and they fixed it. the president, as you know, has pledged to ask his team, tasked his team to look at potential actions that could be taken to address this problem. because his focus is on making sure that people get quality and affordable health insurance. >> what the president said appears to be different from what president clinton said. president clinton is talking about anybody who is losing their plan, what the president said and officials said was they were focused more on people getting cancellations and weren't getting subsidies to cover higher premiums. is what president obama looking at more narrow than -- >> certainly the point we have made is that for more than half of those on the individual market who, because their plans were not grand fathered in, they did not exist, or were not participants in those plans prior
CSPAN
Nov 20, 2013 12:00pm EST
am a 61-year-old woman with a husband on medicare. the day before the exchange opened i received a letter from blue cross, blue shield informing me that my policy is no longer available. the policy that is closest in coverage is approximately 50% higher in premiums and had an almost 50% higher deductible. mr. hultgren: i feel it was unfair i was told i could keep my coverage if i liked it. i would also have to pay substantially more for the same coverage. i wonder if the administration thought about those of us who have to pay for our health coverage with no extra help. and how much more we would be paying, end quote. mr. speaker, this house passed h.r. 3350 so jane and others can keep the plan they want and can afford. the senate must act and not cover for the president who conceded he broke his promise to americans. let's give good news to americans. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from connecticut seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. himes: mr. speaker, since thi
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2013 9:00pm EST
medicare and medicaid , and deputy chief affirmation officer at cms. mr. frank bateman is the chief information officer at the department of health and human services. mr. todd park is the chief technology officer of the united states. roekel is the chief information officer of the united states. rules, asuant to the many of you will see, i was asked that you rise to take a sworn oath. please raise your right hands. do you swear or from the testimony you are about to give away the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth? but the record reflect that all answers -- all answered in the affirmative. this is a large panel. it is going to be a long day. witnesses will be asked questions by both sides of the aisle. i would ask that since your opening statements are placed in the record verbatim that you adhere to the time clock and come to a halt as quickly as possible when it's red. yellow is not an opportunity to start a new subject. it is an opportunity to wrap up. with that, we will go to our distinguished guests, mr. pounder. >> we appreciate the opportunity .o testify in july,
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2013 9:00pm EST
national website was not ready. this happened when president bush put in the medicare drug program for seniors." theirwere people who lost prescriptions for their existing medicine and they fixed it. the president has pledged to ask his team to look at potential actions that could be taken to address this problem because his focus is on making sure that people get quality and affordable health insurance. clinton seems to be talking about anybody who is losing their plan. wereresident said they focused more on people getting cancellations that were not getting subsidies. what president obama looking at more narrow? -- is what president obama is looking at more narrow? >> more than half of those on , becauseidual market their plans were not more than halfn, of those individuals will have higher-quality insurance with better basic protections at the same or lower costs. half will qualify -- more than half will qualify for of subsidy. some will qualify for medicaid. for the universe of people within that five percent of the the factn for whom that they have a cancellation notice because th
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2013 5:00am EST
folks who've got medicare and medicaid -- and that accounts for the vast majority of americans. and then for people who don't have any health insurance at all, obviously that didn't apply. my commitment to them was, you're going to be able to get affordable health care for the first time. you have an individual market that accounts for about 5 percent of the population. and our working assumption was -- my working assumption was that the majority of those folks would find better policies at lower costs or the same costs in the marketplaces, and that the universe of folks who potentially would not find a better deal in the marketplaces, the grandfather clause would work sufficiently for them. and it didn't. and again, that's on us. which is why we're -- that's on me. and that's why i'm trying to fix it. and as i said earlier, i guess last week, and i will repeat, that's something i deeply regret because it's scary getting a cancellation notice. now, it is important to understand that out of that population, typically there is constant churn in that market. this market is not very sta
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2013 12:00am EST
trillion for year getting medical care to low income americans, and that does not include medicare so the elderly generally have medicare, and i am not saying there is no one out there who is not struggling. in fact, i think most people are struggling day to day to make ends meet, but i am saying if you ask poor old were you hungry of any point during the year, four out of the five of them will say hungry -- they know, we were not hungry. >> if you asked them did you have a medical need you could not get attended to, almost all of them would say they do. most people have satellite, cable television. much differentis than you ordinarily see on the network news. not to say there are no families that really do face deprivation, but a much smaller number than the 46 million we usually hear as being in poverty. i think we have to recognize one of the reasons people are poor is because they have lost a job or cannot find one. -- they might have television or an air- conditioning unit or what have movebecause you do not every month to fit what income is coming into the household. so a lot of wha
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2013 10:00pm EDT
, medicare or who are beneficiaries of cancer research. people are getting food stamps, kids in head start, are they all in the bathtub to be drowned too? it's a glib phrase, but as we learn recently when they shut down, and as we see repeatedly, you know, there's a lot of people in america who benefit and depends upon government services, and the idea of making it smaller for the sake of making it smaller, you know, appeals, i think, to folks who may have been in the av and libertarian club in high school, but, you know, that's not the way the world works, and it's, you know, not the way i think most americans see the government. they don't like big government. you know, they don't like the idea of big government, but they want it to be active and provide a pretty healthy and robust social safety net. >> we're talking with the washington bureau chief of mother jones. mother jones, how long has you have a washington bureau and how long have you been the chief? >> guest: they started the bureau around 2007 and october 2007 i was the washington bureau chief, worked at the nation magazi
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2013 3:00am EST
that familiar with, including medicare part d, were led and developed by cmf. they serve as the business owner and developer of health care.gov integrated eligibility system for the federal facilitated workplace. since i joined the department about 18 months ago, we have been working to restructure and update our i.t. government. bringing visibility into what the department buys and builds across all of our operating divisions. we are now in the process of putting in place three i.t. steering committees to bring together technology and program leaders from across the department to improve our purchasing and management of i.t. resources. these steering committees take a functional view of rit portfolio , and we accreted one to oversee health and human services, a second to oversee scientific research systems, and a third for administrative management systems. this government structure will improve department wide oversight of i.t. purchases and projects. secretary sebelius has been an advocate for transparency, and this new government structure is designed to achieve that outcome
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Nov 1, 2013 2:00pm EDT
bush's medicare part d plan. once it was law, hopkins and democrats came to -- republicans and democrats came together to make sure that their constituents got the benefits. we hope that lawmakers will join us in that effort. >> monthly enrollment figures? >> as i said from a dozen times. >> [indiscernible] >> that was probably said midmonth, which is consistent with everything. we want the data to be verified. this is not moving the ball. middle of november we will have october figures. >> i wanted to ask you about joe biden. wasyou know that biden conducting polling on the possibility of replacing him? >> i do not know the details of that. i can point you to those who ran the campaign, who according to this workad some of done, and everyone to a person seriouslyis never considered. it was something that the president would never have accepted. idea was never brought to him. you have covered campaigns. they poll and focus group on what you have for breakfast. >> but they did something on something that had an impact on the campaign. why would the campaign be polling -- >> you ought to a
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
insurance coverage through their employer, or through medicare, medicaid, or the v.a. 20% arehe remaining uninsured. theyor the first time, have access to quality, affordable health insurance. the remaining five percent currently purchasing insurance on the individual market, a portion of that five percent -- so not even the five percent -- because they are not grandfathered in, because the policy that they currently have was not the policy that they had when the affordable care act was signed into law, are being told that they have to get new insurance policies to meet the minimum standards of the affordable care act. an abundance of options through these marketplaces, a greater abundance than almost all cases in existence today. and there'll be an opportunity for many of them, more than half of them, to get tax credits to reduce the cost of insurance. they will be getting better insurance than they currently have. because the current insurance does not include the necessary standards. >> clearly, and then -- and anticipated number of americans, perhaps millions, are experienci
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Nov 13, 2013 11:00pm EST
credits to ease the burden of employee coverage. the law also works to strengthen medicare and will make prescription coverage for seniors more affordable. these tax credits are desperately needed in my district, where nearly 9.4% of my constituents live below the poverty line. 10.5%, do not have health insurance in my district, including 6500 children. they will be able to utilize subsidies offered under the finally, toare act, get health care. i, also, want to get to the bottom of what is going on with his website, healthcare.gov. forpport oversight hearings that purpose. however, this hearing, like so many previous hearings, is clearly an extension of the politically motivated repeal or delay agenda some of my friends on the other side of the aisle have been pushing since this law was first passed in 2010. it seems to me if the chairman really were so worried about getting this website fixed, so that people could actually access affordable health care, he would not have subpoenaed mr. park to come in and testify today. mr. park agreed to testify before this committee just 2.5 wee
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Nov 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
are going to save money when we get to medicare. that is an important point that people aren't really focusing on. protection in affordable care act is going to be saving a lot of money for medicare. >> we appreciate you bringing up that point of view. kansas, we will hear from vernon. hello. independent line. >> oh, yes. i would like to say to the republican party, i was one for many years. i am now an independent. say, a tea party member. >> what do you hesitate to say it? >> the tea party is not very well thought of. , what really parties --about both i understand why the republicans have become kind of a mutated elephant. they too have decatur. those the cater to government has created to get votes just to survive. my biggest hangup about both parties is simply this. they are more interested in party power and reelection than office ton the represent and make decisions which are the best for all people. i don't care about labels. i just want the united states to stay strong. one other thing, i would just wish that instead of talking a $17 trillion indebtedness, how about ju
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Nov 16, 2013 3:00am EST
focus on chronic illnesses. for example, in the medicare program we spent $1 out of $3 on people who have diabetes. yet our reimbursement system doesn't incentivize a physician officers to check on their patients with diabetes. we could -- there's so much we can could do on medical liability reform. and every study shows would save money. what are you going tell him? >> first of all, we've had many discussions thon with the president. and just to get at susan's point here. one of my main argument on delivery system reform. when you look at the fact we've actually seen the slowest increase rate in decades the health care costs. their numbers are out there in the last two years. because a lot of hospital and doctors are starting to respond to look at delivery health care in a more cost efficient way. that's why many of us think -- we have to keep in the good part of the bill. and to allow just to pull back on the exchanges now, when people finally have this opportunity to get a dependenting on what their options are for plans. repealing the whole bill. >> there was a big mistake in the
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Nov 1, 2013 10:00am EDT
medicare and medicaid services testified the day before secretary sebelius. and her testimony and the secretary are available online at c-span.org. >>> this is a tough time for nsa. everybody says what are you doing or why are you doing it? but here's what we do. when we get when we get together -- well maybe a couple of times we've wine, but we actually say it is much more important for this country that we defend this nation and take the beatings than it is to give up a program would result in a nation being attacked. we would rather be here in front of you today telling you why we defended these programs and having given them up and having the nation or the allies. they defended the program and the house intelligence committee meeting. saturday morning at ten eastern. blasÉ sunday at c-span2 your calls and comments >> asad nassa's future goes, so too does that of america. if nassa is healthy, then you don't need a program to convince people that science and engineering is good to do because you will see it at large on the paper. it will be called for engineers to help us go ice fi
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Nov 15, 2013 11:00pm EST
ago the medicare drug program that republicans had passed got off to a rocky start. did we democrats pounce on it for political gain? no, we put the country first and helped make the program a success. the republicans are marching in the opposite direction. destroying really instead of making something work . let's work together to make it work rather than destroying what americans want, a healthy health program for all americans. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan yields back. the gentleman from michigan, mr. upton, is recognized. mr. upton: i yield one minute to the majority leader of the house, mr. cantor. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia, mr. cantor, is recognized for one minute. mr. cantor: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the chairman, the gentleman from michigan. mr. speaker, i rise today in support of the keep your health plan act. many americans today are worried, they are worried about their jobs, worried about saving for their children's college education, or worried about saving for their retirement. and now, mr. speaker, m
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Nov 18, 2013 10:00am EST
have millionaires do less. oil,axes for big multinationals, reduce social security and medicare. cut student loans, cut veterans benefits, invest less in education and affordable colleges, do less to combat climate change and gun safety, do nothing to fix immigration. and keep families who are trying to survive on the minimum wage from ever earning even another penny. it would appear that the only thing they want more of is rush limbaugh. [laughter] rush limbaugh did not get applause in new hampshire. [laughter] questionand serious that we have to ask one another. the question we have to ask one another as americans is this -- how much a lesson do we believe less do we believe would be good for our country? how much less education would make our children smarter? how much less opportunity would allow the next generation to succeed? how many hungry american children can we no longer afford to feed? week, i hadday last occasion to meet with some of our nation's finest at the world war ii memorial in our nations capital. humbled toblessed, be in the presence of four recipients of the co
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Nov 5, 2013 10:30pm EST
] administrator for the medicaid and medicare services said the agency was -- for the health care.gov website next week. she testified for the second time in two weeks about the health care law rollout. you can see the event in the entire tiny time at c-span.org. >> at the end of the month one or two things will be true. either the website is going to be working smoothly for the vast majority of the users or it won't. and it's those cases the administration is going have to take quick action to ensure that individuals across the country are being treated fairly. so i'm sure people are planning for this at the end of the month. what -- what set the plan since it fails. if it works, that individuals will just have two weeks to really shop and a plan that take effect on january 1st. is the administration planning an education and outreach strategy to match this tech surge that is currently underway and if the site is not -- then what steps is the administration going take including delaying penalty for not buying the insurance and then what are they going do to help individuals to be sure there'
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Nov 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
eastern. earlier today on capitol hill, the head of the senators -- centers for medicare and medicaid, maryland tavenner, testified. >> at the end of this month, either one or two things is going to be true. either the website is going to be working smoothly for the vast majority of its users or it won't. in those cases, the administration is going to have to take quick action to make sure that individuals across the country are being treated fairly. i am sure that people are planning for this at the end of the month. if the site works, individuals will have just two weeks to shop plan. role -- enroll in a if the administrating -- administration planning on outreach for the text surge -- tech surge? stepsdoes not work, what is the administration going to take? what are they going to do to help individuals that there will not be a gap in their insurance coverage? >> yes, there is a press, our public campaign, that will match. december, january, february, and march. error no plans to delay the individual mandate. >> what if the site is not working? >> the site will be working.
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Oct 31, 2013 11:00pm EDT
tax revenue that would reduce our deficit and put social security and medicare in a more stable footing. another bipartisan bill that can strengthen our economy is the farm bill. bipartisan legislation that's passed the senate is designed to protect america's farmers, ranchers and provide a safety net for america's most vulnerable children. the farm bill conferees have an opportunity to work together to develop a bipartisan package to promote economic growth and job creation while ensure that needy children are well-nourished. over the years, democrats and republicans have come together to foster economic growth, job creation and investment. we can see that bipartisan progress as we work together to reform how we tax businesses while upgrading our infrastructure to meet the economic needs of the future. let me be clear. the president is committed to business tax reform. this will help create and retain good jobs in the united states. the fact is, the united states now has one of the highest statutory corporate tax rates in the world. but as high as that rate is, it only raises a
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Nov 18, 2013 11:00pm EST
medicare and medicaid to draw lessons from this experience. we are pleased to have today as our partner well point inc., operator of blue cross blue shield in more than a dozen states, which collectively cover about one in nine americans and you're going to be hearing from michael dallman from the anthem health plan in a few minutes and let me take a couple of moments to cover some of the logistics. there's a lot of background information including about our speakers in your packet and you will also find in hard copy at power point presentations of our speakers and those slides and all of the material that those of you have are available on the alliance website, www.all health.work. also on a website, you can view a webcast of our briefing a couple of days in the transcript as well of today's discussion. if you're watching us on c-span, you have the video. you also have access to all of the materials if you have a computer as well and can go on our website all health.org and you can follow along with the slides among other things and we would ask you at the appropriate time to fill out
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Nov 15, 2013 11:00am EST
medicaid and medicare servicemen issue guidance telling hospitals that are free to vary from the manufactures maintenance recommendation on these types of devices. we cannot do with an automobile or refrigerator. these are highly specialized piece of equipment and when he devices improperly service, the consequences can be deadly. when a "new york times" series of 2010 raise concerns about patient deaths from improperly calibrated diagnostic and therapeutic equipment this committee held hearings in the matter. i'm concerned the weakening of equipment maintenance standards could have some severe consequences or patient safety and the party responsible for that device is the manufacture. if something goes wrong it's that companies in on the label even though they're not the ones who made the maintenance changes. i believe the fda has waited on this action by cms, is that true, dr. shuren? >> yes. >> can you discuss your positions on this? >> our concern is that the maintenance schedule is one part of assuring that that device main safe and effective, and would work with the compani
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Nov 19, 2013 4:00am EST
medicare, does that count as elective or not? one would think that if you're taking a preventive drug or going through some sort of service to keep you from worsening in your diabetes, that that would not necessarily be elective. >> well -- >> could you apply that, apply reference pricing to those kinds of things as well? >> so in the kroger program on the pharmacy side, it's any script in those four categories of drugs. on the medical side with the high-tech imaging, we don't do target pricing for children. although we're finding that what's happening with our associates and their family members who are over the age of 18, they're starting to ask questions when their children need an imaging service. so that's good. and we're also not doing it on emergent services. so don't really call it elective, right in you're getting an mri or a ct scan and it's not a an emergency, target pricing's going to apply. >> david, do you have something to add on that? several people are interested in the application of your travel reimbursement policy. you might call it domestic -- >> domestic tou
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Nov 5, 2013 8:30am EST
the centers for medicare and medicaid services will be on capitol hill this morning to talk about the health care law. including her agency's role in healthcare.gov roller. she will testify before the senate health committee at 10 a.m. eastern. at 2:30 p.m. eastern the senate foreign relations committee will be hearing on disability rights and international law. we will also bring you live coverage of the result of today's governors races in new jersey and virginia beginning at 9 p.m. eastern. >> u.s. trade representative mike froman says relations the nsa spying on u.s. allies were not affect free trade negotiation with the european union. he spoke about international trade at an event hosted by the commerce department. the panel also includes the ceos of caterpillar and bmw north america. this is one hour. >> good morning, everyone. secretary kerry, thank you very much or that excellent, excellent speech. and thank you for joining us on this second day of our somewhat. we had a great day yesterday with president obama, with speakers and panelists at all the networking and matchmakin
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